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Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 10:47 am

Is LAX or SFO the biggest Pacifc gateway in the US?
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 10:51 am

I believe LAX.

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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 10:53 am

I would say..... LAX but SFO and honolulu are right behind!
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 11:03 am

LAX! LAX! LAX!! The worlds best airport and the gateway to the Asia/Pacific region!!!   
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 11:04 am

Loserkid let me remind you that the best airport is ORD!
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 11:11 am

Yeah LAX for sure. I think LAX has more Asian airlines that only serve LA and not SF, such as Garuda, China Southeastern and China Southern. Also QANTAS and Air NZ only fly to LAX and both have around 5 daily flights from LAX each. I think UA may have more Pacific Rim flights from SF than LA. Also NW and DL fly from LA to Asia but DL doesn't from SF if I remember correctly.

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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 11:11 am

LAX!!!!! LAX is better than ORD  

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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 11:14 am

See now your wrong here my friend TWA. ORD is the best!  
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 2:04 pm

N960AS, you're right about DL. They operate MD-11 LAX-NRT service. However, they don't fly internationally from SFO. LAX is definitely the larger gateway but with SFO's new international terminal, I'm sure airlines will be looking to expand their operations.
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 2:14 pm

I haven't been to ORD recently, but I just flew out of Lax back on Saturday. Man I loved it. LAX is the coolest airport. A week earlier when I flew in, I was listening to the ATC (Channel #9 on UAL's IFE), and during the landing, the ATC gave t/o clearance to a SIA 744. Just as we left the runway after landing, I saw the SIA 744 take off. Only at LAX!
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 3:29 pm

No, you can see SQ 744 at SFO also.
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 5:19 pm

LAX is by far! Also, most Asian flights to LAX use 744's, whereas to SFO they use smaller aircraft.
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Tue Jan 02, 2001 10:58 pm

N960AS,
There is no airline known as "China Southeastern" but an airline called "China Eastern".
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Wed Jan 03, 2001 3:52 am



Rai wrote:
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LAX is by far! Also, most Asian flights to LAX use 744's, whereas to SFO they use smaller aircraft. <

That's not really true. Majority of SFO Asian Flight are operated by 744, except CX uses A340, SQ uses 1 A340 and 1 744, and KE uses 777.

The rest are operated by 744.
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Wed Jan 03, 2001 3:52 am



Chiawei wrote:
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Rai wrote:
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LAX is by far! Also, most Asian flights to LAX use 744's, whereas to SFO they use smaller aircraft. <

That's not really true. Majority of SFO Asian Flight are operated by 744, except CX uses A340, SQ uses 1 A340 and 1 744, and KE uses 777.

I take that back. ANA also uses 777.

The rest are operated by 744.
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Wed Jan 03, 2001 5:17 am

Where did you fly to from lax on Saturday? I flew Lax-Cvg 762. Gee that place was a mess with all of the northeast flights cancelled. Almost didnt get out nonreving but lukily i did,and in first to!
 
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Delta15

Wed Jan 03, 2001 9:21 am

I flew from LAX-IAH on a UAL A319. Return trip of a week in California.
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Wed Jan 03, 2001 10:58 am

Indeed you are right Airbus A3XX. Oooops, all those Chinese Airlines with directions in their names confused me. Yeah China Eastern, I think I've seen their MD-11s at LAX before.

LAX is a very cool airport. Lots of international airlines and despite UA's 'hub' it isn't dominated by a specific carrier so there is lots of variety.

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LOT767 And Loserkid

Wed Jan 03, 2001 2:43 pm

ORD and LAX are both pretty nice airports to see planes but you forget some of the Asian airports ie: HKG and NRT both awesome airports, and my personal favorite which is not an asian airport, Heathrow, you guys obviously havent been there.. if you think ORD is good you will die when you see LHR
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Wed Jan 03, 2001 2:58 pm

I was very unimpressed with Heathrow. Sure, they offered some unusual airlines, such as Iran Air and Ghana, but it was horrible (T3, etc.) as far as the terminals went...narrow, narrow corridoors.

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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Wed Jan 03, 2001 8:07 pm

LAX is one of the worst airports I have ever been to. Overcroded or deserted it stinks. Old and delapidated with its hideous ring roads make it a nightmare on busy days to navigate.

Traffic jams and difficuly parking mean it's almost impossible to find anyone when they come in if it's busy.

Shopping areas or the like? Forget it..

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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Wed Jan 03, 2001 10:32 pm

I think SFO could become just as big a gateway to the Pacific as LAX is now. The reason is simple: SFO has a new, modern International Terminal that is only used at currently 35% of its capacity. Besides, SFO is United's primary Pacific gateway, with flights to NRT, HKG, PEK, SEL, and SYD.

I expect China Southern and China Eastern to start flying to SFO within 18 months.
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:56 am

LOT767-300ER, you suck a LOT for thinking that crappy ORD is the best. Come to LAX and see for your self!! LOL, Im just kidding..no offence meant 
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:11 am

Yo loser better be wuiet ORD is the best!
 
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RE: LOT767 And Loserkid

Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:38 am



AA61hvy wrote:
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ORD and LAX are both pretty nice airports to see planes but you forget some of the Asian airports ie: HKG and NRT both awesome airports, and my personal favorite which is not an asian airport, Heathrow, you guys obviously havent been there.. if you think ORD is good you will die when you see LHR<

Have been to all the airport you mentioned. I tends to disagree with LHR and NRT. Both are cramped and not that spacious as compare to ultra nice CLK and Changi.

CLK and Changi are in a class of their own. Ever walk down the CLK terminal and shocked by the view it offers. High lifted ceiling with extra wide terminal.

There is not comparison.
 
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RE: LOT767 And Loserkid

Thu Jan 04, 2001 11:29 am

I give CDG my vote for the nicest airport. I also thought EWR was nice, the Continental part anyway. IAH has a really nice Intl. terminal (D), and CO's terminal C isn't bad, but the rest of the airport isn't much to brag about. UAL's terminal at LAX is really nice, but I haven't seen the rest of the airport.
 
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RE: Biggest Pacific Gateway

Thu Jan 04, 2001 1:03 pm

United also has flights from SFO-TPE, PVG, and KIX. It was rumored a while back that United would re-enter the Philippines via a direct SFO-MNL route (since UA left NW added a second daily flight to MNL through Osaka and is doing quite well), but until the turmoil within the Philippines stops and its economy rebounds (the Philippine peso has an atrocious currency exchange rate), I don't think UA will.

Other Asian destinations rumoured to be served by UA in the past were Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. Hopefully they will start up service soon (and possibly restore Guam and Saipan), as their Asia traffic numbers were quite impressive December!
 
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Chiawei

Thu Jan 04, 2001 2:16 pm

oh yeah i know CLK(HKG) and Changi are both amazing airports, but i was refering as to the traffic they get, no question as to that Changi is the supreme airport in terms of the quality of the airport it self i was talking about the aircraft it gets and the airlines.
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